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Could a bone shift with a plate screwed into it?

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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: The screws could come loose or the bone may eventually not heal, resulting in breakage of the plate or screws.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Yes: But only if there is failure of the plate and screws.

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Will bones heal after removing the screws and plates?

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Dr. Scott Rudkin
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Are removal or orthopedic fixation devices (eg. Screws/plates), the bones remodel and fill in the defects left by the hardware.

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